Uproxx delivered a video explaining a CRAZY theory about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory…


To understand the theory, you’ve got to be familiar with Dante’s Inferno, a poem about a man named Dante who is taken through the different levels of hell…


In the poem, a ferryman named Charon carries freshly dead souls across rivers that divide the living world from the deceased…


In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wonka leads the group on a legitimately terrifying boat trip into the factory.

Wonka’s words even seem to be describing such a descent into hell…


“Are the fires of Hell a-glowing, is the grisly reaper mowing?”

The next comparison made is to Dante’s Inferno’s “nine circles of hell…”


Each circle is designed to punish a particular type of sinner, in a manner that relates to the sin. For example, the seventh circle is for violence, so a murderer might be sent there to cook in a fiery river of boiling blood.

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